The Trade Center was the target of another terrorist strike eight years ago, a car bomb that damaged the building and caused casualties but did not bring either of the towers down. The attack on the World Trade Center Tuesday was not the first on the 110-story twin towers. In February 1993, a truck bomb exploded there, killing six people, and displacing business in the complex for six months. Six Islamic militants were convicted in the bombing, and sentenced to life in prison. The attack was meant to pressure the United States to stay out of the Middle East and curb its support of Israel.
If not for the attacks on the World Trade Center, Operation Enduring Freedom would have never occurred. Many say that the attack on American soil was the first act in the War in Afghanistan. On the day of the attacks, many members of the National Guard were involved in rescue and cleanup in the days following. After the attacks, many brave men and women voluntarily signed up for active duty in the United States armed forces. This site is where the start of the war occurred.
September 11th Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center - Clio
Only 4% of British Muslims can correctly identify who was responsible for the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, according to , a non-profit education think tank.